Medical Writing Regulatory Writing Basics Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part II: Research on spoken medical English

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Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part II: Research on spoken medical English


In the second part of the review on ‘English for Medical Purposes’, I present the main results of the research conducted on spoken interaction in medical settings. I start with those EMP studies that have a clear pedagogical goal, followed by EMP research that consists in the linguistic analysis of medical conference presentations. The third category of EMP studies discussed is of a sociolinguistic nature and consists in the literature on healthcare (doctor/patient) communication.

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